2014 Results

The Top Awards and All Awards Lists have full search and sort capability as well as formatted printing options such as certificates, shelf talkers, table tents, case cards, and more! All gold, chairmans, and sweepstakes award winners will also receive a comment about the wine from one of our judges.

Top Trophies

Winery of the Year

Jeff Runquist Wines

To the winery whose multiple entries achieve broad commendation in many categories
Sponsored by Wine Appreciation Guild

Small Winery of the Year

Two Winners! – Eberle Winery of Paso Robles and La Frenz Winery of British Columbia

To the winery whose multiple entries achieve broad commendation in many categories from a limited production

Value Winery of the Year

Barefoot Cellars

To the winery whose multiple entries represent the best overall value and quality
Sponsored by Wines and Vines Magazine

Terroir Award

Two Winners! – Augusta Wine Company in Missouri and Burrowing Estate Winery in British Columbia

To the winery that displays the best regional character in its wines

International Riesling Foundation Trophies

Sponsored by International Riesling Foundation

Sweepstakes Winners

  • Sweepstakes Sparkling Wine – Chateau Frank – 2008 Blanc de Blancs
    “Best of Class. Beautifully minerality, nutty, elegant. Not full bodied, refreshing.”
    – Chris Cook, Wine Judge
  • Sweepstakes Rose Wine – Inman Family – 2013 Pinot Noir Rose
    “An addictively bright and refreshing ros├ę with notes of strawberry and watermelon.”
    – Daryl Groom, Wine Judge
  • Sweepstakes White Wine – Thirsty Owl Wine Compapny – 2013 Auxerroix
    “Fascinating wine. White pepper, earl grey tea in the nose, perfect balance, delicious finish. Bravo!”
    – Jim Trezise, Wine Judge
  • Sweepstakes Red Wine – Pech Merle – 2011 Pinot Noir
    “A beautifully elegant wine that improves markedly in the glass with a silky feel. Mouth-watering acidity with a mix of red fruit and spice that holds through a sustained finish.”
    – Rich Cook, Wine Judge
  • Sweepstakes Dessert Wine – Navarro Vineyards – 2013 Sweet Gew├╝rztraminer
    “Massive sweet fruit with solid acid backbone. Long rich finish.”
    – Bob Foster, Wine Judge